Sunday, March 3 – 3rd Sunday in Lent

A modern image of Christ turning over the tables in the temple, by artist Peter Koenig.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube.
The stream begins around 9:45, and the service begins at 10 am (EST). You’re able to watch or re-watch the stream on YouTube at any later time at the same link.

The order of service is available here.
You may want to have it handy while joining the stream The order of service includes the readings and responses, and the words to the hymns, to make it easier to join in participating via the live stream. It also includes prayers you may wish to use during the reception of the Eucharist.

Today is the Third Sunday in Lent. The Nativity is running a program for younger folk on Sundays through Lent and including Easter Day, called “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus.” The young people will join the priest at the steps for a prayer, and then will process out with a work of art depicting one or more of the parables they’ll be using.

Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on the readings of the day:
The third covenant in this year’s Lenten readings is the central one of Israel’s history: the gift of the law to those God freed from slavery. The commandments begin with the statement that because God alone has freed us from the powers that oppressed us, we are to let nothing else claim first place in our lives. When Jesus throws the merchants out of the temple, he is defending the worship of God alone and rejecting the ways commerce and profit-making can become our gods. The Ten Commandments are essential to our baptismal call: centred first in God’s liberating love, we strive to live out justice and mercy in our communities and the world.

Our cover image is “Christ Overturns the Tables of the Moneylenders” by Peter Koenig. The artist has granted permission for the non-commercial use of this image with attribution, and we thank him for allowing us to use it!